Often we initiate a negotiation with personal pleasantries and then abruptly switch into negotiation mode. Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about what can be gained from thinking of your negotiation as a part of your relationship.
Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, provides some simple techniques to help you improve your negotiation skills.
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The story that I share today is about how one organization followed their curiosity and learned not only from the evaluation data but from the process itself.
When a multi-year infrastructure project threatened to disrupt businesses and cut off neighborhoods along a six-mile stretch of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team at Springboard for the Arts saw a transformational opportunity. Their response was Irrigate, a creative placemaking initiative that mobilizes local artists to collaborate with businesses, organizations and community groups to “change the landscape of the corridor with color, art, surprise, creativity and fun.”
How to build organizational intuition through a process of discovery and debate around an organization’s purpose and by refocusing attention outside rather than inside the organization
A look at the Loft Literary Center’s in-depth analysis of how online classes would fit into the organization’s vision
Fielding Grasty, NAS Director of Programs, shares some tips and advice for emerging leaders interested in gaining governance experience.
Brian Ferriso, the Marilyn H. & Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Director of the Portland Art Museum, talks about how incremental changes over time have built a sustainable and vibrant path for the Portland Art Museum.
Surry Scheerer, executive coach and lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Ford School of Public Policy, suggests that leaders and their organizations take a more mindful approach to building and supporting teams.
Surry Scheerer, executive coach and lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, talks about the importance of listening.
Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, suggests that framing partnerships as opportunities can be a powerful force in an organization.
Carlton Turner, executive director of Alternate ROOTS, talks about his approach to partnerships.
One of the most important responsibilities for any nonprofit is to understand how you can best leverage organizational assets to serve your mission and your constituents. But often, our assets alone aren’t plentiful enough to let us deliver on our mission with the level of impact we’d like.
Over the past three or four years that I’ve worked in the US cultural sector,…
Chris Fischbach, Publisher of Coffeehouse Press, talks about the value that publishers add, the misconception of the “cultural gatekeeper” and how his organization chooses what gets published.
Ken Neufeld, former president of Victoria Theatre Association, talks about that organization’s experience in cross-departmental collaboration.
Scholar, lecturer and teacher, Diane Ragsdale, asks some important questions about sustainability in the arts – what it means for organizations and for the field.
Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia, discusses how widening your definitions can broaden your understanding of community.
Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, suggests that to be truly relevant an organization must be “in, of, for and about” its community.
Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, stresses the importance of art as a connector and being true to your mission.
Mikel Ellcessor, former general manager of WDET, Detroit, warns that social media can give us a false sense of connection. He also gives a suggestion for how to make meaningful connections in one’s community.
Dr. Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, discusses how neuroscience, evolutionary biology and the cave paintings in Lascaux might point to the fact that aesthetics is “hard-wired into our heads.”
Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty, suggests that arts leaders are best equipped to shape the future.
Dr. Gary Vikan, former Director of The Walters Art Museum, talks about the dangers of using economic impact as argument for the arts, the importance of articulating the intrinsic nature of the art experience and how neuroscience might unlock the mystery of that experience.
Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director of the Sydney Theatre Company, talks about the need to talk about the arts in terms of its benefits rather than its features.
Matías Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances, arrived at a time when the organization faced substantial internal and external challenges. His response was to created the Fall Free for All – an open house of free music, dance and theater performances – that gave staff a chance to work together on a large-scale project and reconnect with the community in a meaningful way.
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Deirdre Prins-Solani, an independent heritage and cultural expert in South Africa and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty member, talks about the interaction between the sacred and public spaces and how that tension creates value.
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During his tenure as Director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Charles Desmarais led the organization through the design, construction and relocation to a new facility designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Desmarais reflects on the lessons from that period of radical change.
Sometimes, but it’s risky. By Gail Crider Crisis generally means loss of strategic perspective,…
Deborah Cullinan, former Executive Director of Intersection for the Arts, shares the experience of becoming part of the 5M Project.
Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, suggest that we should talk about art and culture as a gateway for learning, for empathy building and for civic engagement.
Mary Lou Aleskie, Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, talks about the importance of balancing data and passion.
Peggy Sloan, Director of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, talks about the challenge and importance of questioning your assumptions.
Summer’s winding down, and I’m sure most of you have heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call…
Andrew Walker, Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, stresses the importance of establishing strong communication with the board and with the community.
Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, talks about the importance of a realistic, pragmatic approach to change.
Shirley Sneve, Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications, talks about the importance of big goals.
Jessica Robinson Love, Senior Director at Arabella Advisors, discusses how viewing programs as tools allows her organization to focus on outcomes.
Jessica Robinson Love, Senior Director at Arabella Advisor, talks about the challenges of serving diverse communities.
Basma El Husseiny, managing director of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) in Egypt, suggests that the protests movements at their core have been about dissatisfaction with current institutions and wonders what that means for arts and culture institutions.
Jana La Sorte, Founder & Creative Director of Ambassadora, discusses the importance of being upfront an open about what the change will mean for the organization.
Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, discusses the importance of thinking about oneself as a social entrepreneur rather than an arts administrator.
Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, talks about how her organization invites people to engage.
Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, discusses how the museum cultivates a balance between increased participation and stewardship.
The London Olympics present enormous opportunities – as well as some challenges – for local youths. Steve Moffitt, CEO of A New Direction in London, describes how he and his team have worked to localize and truly global event.
A panel conversation exploring the unique challenges and opportunities that local arts organizations and artists face when sharing a city with national museums.
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